The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Secure More Product Management Interviews, Part 1

What many people do is try to apply to one position at a time and they try to customize their cover letter and resume. This is not the right strategy because when you’re trying to do that, you’re spending too much time on one application that recruiters may or may not even read – unless that you have a background that actually matches one-to-one with the job description, the company, and the

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Product Management Second Round Interview Questions

Second round calls are usually with the director of product management, who are the hiring managers and likely your boss. Here are the areas to focus on: Control the conversation and break the cadence of question and answer. The hardest part about this interview portion is controlling the pace of conversation. Remember, these are hiring managers – but that doesn’t mean they manage the hiring. It

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Received a Case Study? Here’s How to Solve It In 4 SIMPLE Steps!

Product Management is situational and contextual. No product development lifecycle is going to be seamlessly executed every single time for every single product. Similarly, during the interview process, don’t expect that the same answer you give to the same question will be correct. These answers change based on who is asking and the questions you are asking – specifically, for the case study based questions. This article assumes that you have

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TOP Questions You Need to Focus On For Your Next Product Management Interview

Product Management is a relatively new industry that doesn’t have established definition as the software itself is relatively new. Especially Business and Consumer facing software for individuals that do not come from an engineering background. Thus the questions that come up are going to be broad facing, with no defined, textbook answer. The questions, however, ARE quite textbook. Specifically, the question

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How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile To Attract Product Manager Recruiters

If you are like me, then you are a big fan of the path to least resistance. There are only going to be so many positions you can apply to. Do you know that more than 80% of Product Manager positions are not posted on job boards? IF 80% OF PRODUCT MANAGER POSITIONS ARE NOT POSTED ON JOB BOARDS, HOW DO YOU FIND THESE POSITIONS? The answer is

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How To Win The First Round Product Manager Interview

This blog series is for product managers who are in the recruiting and hiring cycle, working with recruitment agencies, working with product management recruiters and anyone looking to hone the interview skills needed for product management. Interviewing is a muscle. Your first few calls will sound the worst because you haven’t been exercising this muscle. You’re not comfortable talking about yourself and that’s fine. You need to picture yourself

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How to Win the 4th Round Product Manager Interview

Fourth or last round calls are usually with the CEOs, presidents or business strategy/visionaries. For a startup, the Product Manager and hiring manager is likely the CEO. Companies that don’t have a Product department have the founders as the Product Manager. If you’ve gotten this far into the process, it’s likely that you already know enough about the role or the Product Manager. What you need to demonstrate during this interview is genuine interest

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